The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Titan International beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
Titan International notched revenue of $402.9 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw net sales of $383.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 73% higher than the prior-year quarter's $232.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.37. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.32 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.29 for Q4 compared to -$0.61 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 14.0%, 810 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.8%, 870 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.6%, 1,070 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $423.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.85 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.29.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 192 members out of 212 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 55 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 49 give Titan International a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Titan International is buy, with an average price target of $32.26.
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